Lanai Weekly: August 26 - 30, 2019

Dear Lanai Community,

It has been my great pleasure to work with such an amazing community. The teaching staff is wonderful. The rest of the staff from office, custodial, teachers’ assistants, librarian, after school programs, and cafeteria go above and beyond. Robbie Soloman, Hahn Le, Jody Chow and Alisa Lippman have made my job so enjoyable. Your children are delightful and a reflection of your parenting.

I know that it is difficult to have an interim that sometimes enforces rules that are different than before but thank you following them. Change can be difficult but your principal selection committee has selected a fabulous principal. I have been a principal at many schools but Lanai is a shining star.

Wishing your all a fabulous year.

Thank you,

Anna Feig, Interim Principal


Monday, August 26

  • FOLB Board Meeting, 8:30 off campus

Tuesday, August 27

  • Spooktacular Committee meeting, 8:30 - 10:30, Science Lab, room 28

  • Dismissal today and every Tuesday is at 1:40 pm.

  • The Hut (snack shack) will start in September

Wednesday, August 28

  • Spirit Wear sales in front of the school in the AM (see below for more info)

  • Volunteer Sign-up Day, 8:30 - 10:30 am in the auditorium (see below for info)

Thursday, August 29

  • Guys Walk The Kids To School Day (see below for info)

  • Spirit Wear sales in front of the school in the AM

  • Room Parent Orientation (TK-2) at 8:30 am, (Gr. 3-5) at 1:30 pm, Science Lab Room 28

  • ELAC (English Learners Committee) and SSC (School Site Council) Orientation Meeting, 1:30 pm, Science Lab room 28

  • Musical Theater Auditions/Mandatory Meeting - 2:45 to 5:00 pm, Auditorium


Friday, August 30

  • No School - Admission Day

  • Art Docent Applications are due (online only)


Upcoming Dates to Remember


September 2 - No School, Labor Day
September 3 - Persian Culture classes begin
September 5 - ELC (English Learners Committee) Elections
September 6 - School Site Council (SSC) Elections
September 10 - Back to School Night (TK - 2nd)
September 11 - Back to School Night (3rd - 5th)
September 11 - PTA Board Meeting
September 19 - CPK Fundraiser Night
September 20 - Guys and Kids Sports Night
September 30 - No School, Rosh Hashanah


FROM THE OFFICE


PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT - Parents, children may NOT play on any yard equipment when there is not a credentialed person on supervision. This is for the child’s safety. Parents may not supervise.

DOCTOR’S NOTES: Important: If your child has crutches/cast/stitches/staples, please make sure that your child hands in a doctor’s note to Jane (Health Aid) in the office! Also, we've received a lot of requests for lip balm in the office. We are happy to provide a swab of petroleum jelly but it would be ideal if kids who dry lips bring in their own lip balm to use.

REMEMBER TO HAND IN THE RED EMERGENCY CONTACT FORMS!
Every child must have one on file. Copies were sent home in backpacks the first week or you can fill one in at the office.

SAVE THE DATE! - Back to School Night will be on September 10th for TK to 2nd Grade and on September 11 for 3rd through 5th Grade from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Book your sitters now!

WHAT IS BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT?

Back to School Night is a parent or guardian only evening where you get a chance to meet with your child’s homeroom teacher and learn about their expectations and philosophy. You will see their classroom environment and receive schedules and other important paperwork. Classroom doors will open at 6pm. The LoVE Fund table and Spirit Wear sales will also be on site beginning at 5:30 pm (Welcome Time). The upper yard will be open for parking on both days from 5:30 pm onwards.

PARENT PORTAL SIGN-UP - WHAT IS PARENT PORTAL AND WHY DO I NEED TO SIGN UP? The Parent Portal is your one-stop online system that connects parents/guardians to their student’s essential data. You will be able to view their attendance, assignments and grades and other important information. For families with 3rd to 5th graders, all state testing scores will be posted in your child’s online account as LAUSD has eliminated the mailing of results. To sign up for Parent Portal, visit https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/10470. Individual PIN numbers were sent home via mail by LAUSD to each legal parent/guardian. You can also contact Jody Chow in the Parent Center at jody.chow@lanairoad.net for access to your PIN and child’s student ID number (found on their report card). Feel free to drop into the Parent Center from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm daily for assistance in enrolling. If you had requested your PIN between June 8 - August 20, please be patient as Jody is still responding to all of the inquiries. No need to request again.

ENGLISH LEARNER ADVISORY COMMITTEE (ELAC) members participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the local school’s program for LEP students. ELAC also sponsors several Multicultural Events to gain global awareness of our diverse community. If you are interested in joining the committee, please attend the ELAC Orientation on Thursday, August 29th at 1:30 in the Science Lab, Room 28.

SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL COMMITTEE (SSC) - This dynamic group, comprised of parents, teachers and administrators, meets monthly and specifically discusses curriculum and school improvement programs. If you are interested in joining the committee, please attend the SSC Orientation on Thursday, August 29th at 1:30 in the Science Lab, Room 28.

FRIENDS OF LANAI BOOSTER (FOLB)


LANAI ROAD AUDITORIUM - We are excited to announce that the Lanai Road auditorium is named the FHSV Forever Friends Auditorium for the 2019/2020 school year! Thank you to the Baudino Family, the Briel Family, the Gallagher Family, the Jung Family, the Kingi Family and Geneva Somoza for generously bidding on the auditorium naming! Save the date: the adults-only Lanai Gala & Auction will be held February 29, 2020.

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP - Lanai's corporate sponsors support the mission of our school by providing valuable funding for our programs. We are currently finalizing our sponsors for Lanai's new school year and for Spooktacular, our largest community event! If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact Brooke Slavik Jung - brookeslavik@yahoo.com or Neha Datar - nehadatar@yahoo.co.uk. Thank you for supporting our wonderful school!

SPIRIT WEAR IS STARTING AN AWESOME NEW VINTAGE SALES LINE, SELLING OLD STYLES FROM YEARS BEFORE!! These shirts are second-hand but are very cool styles from as far as 8-10 years ago! Many shirts will be original and "one of a kind"! Here's where your help comes in.....we're asking families to please donate back old shirts that no longer fit your children for resale! Items can be gently used and must not have holes or stains. Please bring in to the office. We will be selling the 2019-20 designs on Wednesday and Thursday (August 28 and 29th) in front of the office before school starts.


AFTER SCHOOL STUFF


SEEDS ENRICHMENT - Fall Enrichment registration opens Monday August 26th at 9:00 PM. Enrichment Classes begin Monday September 9th! There's basketball, golf, hip hop, art and so much more! Please mark your calendars because classes fill up quickly. Classes are first come first serve. Each class has a grade eligibility, please verify before you enroll (no exceptions). Most classes are 8 weeks, unless otherwise noted. To see the list of classes, click here: https://www.seedsenrichmentactivity.org/lanai-news.

MUSIC CLASSES - Registration for The Musical Playground's after-school music enrichment classes is NOW OPEN! These POPULAR classes fill up FAST. Don't wait to sign your child up for these exciting classes!!

SIGN UP BY SEPT. 4 & SAVE UP TO $30! Space is limited and popular classes fill up FAST! Don't wait!! To register: www.themusicalplayground.org/register. Classes begin as early as Mon., Sept. 9. For questions or for more info: contact@themusicalplayground.org.


PERSIAN CULTURE 101 CLASSES AT LANAI
- Classes begin on Tuesday, September 3 with 2 time slots: 1:50 pm to 2:40 pm and 2:50 pm to 3:40 pm. Sign-ups are first-come, first-serve and there will be a wait list in case the classes are full. This class is for 2nd - 5th graders only and families must fill out the Beyond The Bell application form and submit it to the office prior to the first day of Persian class. Classes are provided by the Farhang Foundation and there is no charge. Please follow this link to the sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084ba8a728a5fc1-lanai

MUSICAL THEATER AUDITIONS - Auditions for Lanai’s fall after school musical “Lanai Liberty” will take place on Thursday, August 29th from 2:45 - 5:00 pm in the school auditorium. This is a mandatory attendance for all who want to participate in this fall’s musical. If you have been in past musicals at Lanai, you do not need to audition but you MUST attend the first half hour of meeting to be considered for a spot. If you have never been in a musical with Mr. Jay, please prepare a short song to sing (Happy Birthday is acceptable). Rehearsals are EVERY Thursday after school from 2:45 - 5:00 pm. Performances are Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7. Questions: contact Mr. Jay Winnic at jbwinnick@aol.com. Grades 3 to 5 only. Flyer is attached.


VOLUNTEERING


VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP DAY - Lanai Loves Volunteers! Come to the Volunteer Sign Up Meeting! Join us on Wednesday, August 28th at 8:30am in the auditorium for our first TEAM meeting to hear about all of the amazing volunteer opportunities at Lanai! We will have representatives from all of our committees on hand to answer your questions and find an opportunity that works for you and your schedule. It’s a great way to learn more about Lanai and meet the volunteers who run and staff the programs that make our school so special. Looking forward to seeing you there!

NEW VOLUNTEERS - Applications will be available in the office. You can also apply online at: https://volunteerapp.lausd.net. If applying online, you must print out the form, sign and hand it into the office along with your TB results (if a new applicant). Fill only the pertinent info (name, address, emergency contacts). No need to fill in student ID #s.

RETURNING VOLUNTEERS - if you have volunteered in the past, please contact Jody Chow at jody.chow@lanairoad.net to roll over your previous application. You may need to update your TB results if it is expiring.

ART DOCENT APPLICATIONS ARE NOW ONLINE - please check the website at https://www.lanairoad.net/ and click on the application form on the scrolling banner at the top. All applications are due August 30.



PTA EVENTS


GUYS WALK YOUR KIDS TO SCHOOL DAY - Please have a dad/father figure walk your kids to school on Thursday, August 29 and join our highly successful morning laps program. Research shows when a father gets involved in a child’s education they perform better, have better grades and have less disciplinary issues. Lanai Loves Involved Dads! Questions: Contact PTA Community Events Co-Chairs: Andrea Pearlman andrea@auntiedia.com or Vaishali Patel vaishalipatel18@gmail.com. Flyer is attached.


CAFETERIA MENU


What’s for snack at the cafeteria this week? View the menu here:
https://achieve.lausd.net/cms/lib/CA01000043/Centricity/Domain/126/2019%20August%20Grades%20K-5%20Prep%20Breakfast%20Menus.pdf

What’s for lunch at the cafeteria this week? View the menu here:

https://achieve.lausd.net/cms/lib/CA01000043/Centricity/Domain/126/2019%20August%20Grades%20K-5%20Prep%20Lunch%20Menus.pdf

Need to add to your child’s cafeteria fund? You can do it in person or online here:
https://www2.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome



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